Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day 303: Learn to DJ at the Ministry of Sound

This sounds like a pretty cool idea to me!

So you've decided you want to take the plunge, and learn how to DJ. You know that there are books and DVDs etc you can buy, but what better way to take the plunge than in one of the worlds most famous DJ booths!

Yup, the Ministry of Sound offer DJ courses where you will get to spin records (and CDs) on decks graced by some of the worlds biggest DJs. That's gotta be a great experience all in itself, not to mention the actual DJ training itself. Course covers the following topics:

• Equipment basics: Explanation of key parts Turntables, Mixer, CDJ’s.
• Cueing: How to Perfect your Cueing Skills
• Beatmixing Vinyl and/or CD: How to Beatmix in a professional environment
• Vinyl and CD control: Professional Control of Vinyl & CD
• Drop mixing: How to perform your first basic Mix.
• Performing your 1st mix: Mixing with two copies of same record
• Phrase Mixing: The ability to accurately mix using the musical phrases in a record.
• Headphone Mixing: How to mix professionally with Headphones.
• Controlling the booth. How to use Booth Monitoring
• EQ Mixing: How to use EQ to enhance the smoothness of your mixes.
• Track selection: Tip’s and Tricks on how to select the right music.
• Pitch control: How to effectively control the pitch.
• Final mix Preparation: Final tips from the Tutor’s before you prepare for your set at Ministry of Sound

So, er... pretty much everything then. They also run courses in Ableton DJing if you are more of a lappy digital kinda guy.

Courses are £299 and £199 respectively. Full information can be found on the website.




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